posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 09:13 AM
a reply to: andy06shake
Figured I'd come back to thread to let you and everyone else that helped know how things went.
Took the plunge last night and changed cards and am very glad I did. Holy cow, what an improvement over the 6200. I mean, it's not some awesome most
up to date card but it is running the racing sim (Stock Car Extreme...which is a really well done sim, btw) far better and more consistently than I
thought it would. I figured I'd have a bit of improvement with fps and such, I did not figure such a huge improvement. First benchmark tests with
graphics and such set the way I had them with the 6200 (low and medium and such) and I was running a consistent 100 to 105 fps! The old 6200 was
barely moving along at around 20 to 25 (and that's without any other cars on the track.
With the 6200 about a 10 car grid was all I could go, and even then the framerate was often so laggy I was having severe input lag issues. With this
4350 I put 25 cars on track, moved all my settings up to high or medium depending, turned AA and AF on, and was still pushing well over 40 fps!...and
I can deal with that. Anything over 30 consistently and I am fine. Was even able to turn my mirrors on and see what was behind me on the track (I'm
sure the AI is happy I won't be banging them around any longer...well, not intentionally anyways
) I turn the mirrors off and I'm in the 50+ fps
range consistently. Was able to go from using the old 800x600 resolution to my display's native of 1900 x 600 which, obviously helped a ton with the
way the sim looks and feels. Plan on setting it back a bit and seeing if I can improve over the framerates I'm getting now, but right now just
content to race the way it was intended.
So nice! Really glad you guys convinced me to just take the chance and go for it.
Thanks a TON for all the help everyone. Just another reason I love this place so much. I can get my conspiracy fill and upgrade my pc in the same
place, just awesome.
I'm also glad I dug into speccy a bit more and checked out some of my system specs and the like (in much more detail than I had previously)....learned
a lot over the course of this discussion.
So, again, thanks to everyone who helped out in this thread....it is very appreciated. Hopefully one day someone will come along needing some help
here and I can repay the favor by paying it forward.